Police arrested two men who allegedly siphoned Rs. 5 lakh through online transfers from a friend’s bank account.

The Thirumullaivoyal police said Jeeva (27) and Vijayakumar (27), both from Mangadu, befriended Santhosh Kumar (27) of Ayapakkam, after the three men turned stockbrokers and undertook online trading.

Santhosh’s brother, Senthil, who lives in Dubai, transferred Rs. 5 lakh to his bank account on Friday. Santhosh mentioned this to Jeeva and Vijayakumar.

The duo knew the username and password for Santhosh’s online account and using this information, they transferred the money from his account to another.

On Sunday, Santhosh lodged a police complaint after realising what had happened. The suspects were arrested on Monday and Rs. 40,000 was recovered from them, a police officer said.

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